Charles A. Archer is a lawyer, author, speaker, professor, entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of The THRIVE Network. Archer is the author of the “Everybody Paddles” book compilations that provide strategies to building a unified team through leadership. In 2011, Archer served as a Cuba Research Delegate with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), for which he has also lectured.
Before his CEO assignment for The THRIVE Network, Archer served as an Associate Executive Director to the InterAgency Council of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disability Agencies of New York, where he liaised with state agencies and community and government organizations on behalf of the mentally disabled and disadvantaged. Archer worked closely with local, state and federal legislators and contributed to shaping the programs and policies that directly impacted this group.
During my interview with Charles A. Archer I realized that he is someone who not only wants you to survive, but THRIVE and to help you do so through each letter in the word THRIVE we give you 6 Things That Can Make Your Network THRIVE.
(Charles A. Archer) We find talent by being an employer of choice. Once people are at The THRIVE Network we cultivate learning from orientation throughout their tenure with our organization. Talent is shared by offering growth opportunities and recognition of performance.
What Habits can make and break you and what habits can help you breakthrough?
(Charles A. Archer) The habit of tenaciousness can propel individuals forward and also exhaust you at the same time. The breakthrough occurs by giving yourself permission to reflect, rejuvenate and refocus.
When you have no Resources what makes you want to turn that dream into something?
(Charles A. Archer) The human spirit finds resources for the things that support our dreams. The challenge is dreaming big enough and not accepting the limitations of resources.
How do you find the right Individuals to play their parts in your motion picture?
(Charles A. Archer) The right individuals, or actors in motion pictures, are developed. People grow, develop and support each other differently based on exposure, experiences and explanation. We would like to believe that we are the right one at various times but if the truth is told, we become the right people over time.
What do you do to keep your Vision from perishing?
(Charles A. Archer) I prime. Priming is the activity of putting oneself into the proper state of mind. I live in a state of knowing that my life and work matters and adds value daily.
Why do you do what you do and keep Enduring through the rain and pain?
(Charles A. Archer) As the eldest of eight, there are marginal differences being 15+ years with someone. This makes my life and work an example for them as well as others.
When you have the right Talent, Habits, Resources, Individuals, Vision and Endurance your life will change because you will have the 6 Things That Can Make Your Network THRIVE.
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